Apple announced on Friday that removed 46 thousand app and 39 thousand of games. The apps was removed not because it had problems with Apple, but had problems with the regulations imposed by the Chinese government.
Meanwhile, the Chinese government regulation in question is a regulation that requires paid applications to have an International Standard Book Number (ISBN), issued by the Chinese government. Earlier in February 2020, Apple had reminded developers of this rule, and since then many of them have changed the app to be a free download.
Moreover, Apple’s clean-up will have little impact on the Cupertino, California-based company, because according to analysts from Niko Partners, 97 of the 100 highest-grossing games on the App Store already have an ISBN. Noteworthy, Apple removed an American app that promoted private parties during the Covid-19 pandemic.The app named ”Vybe Together ”calls itself a private community to find, join and host parties.
Vybe Together billed itself on TikTok and its website as a place to organize and attend underground parties, using the tagline “Get your rebel on. Get your party on.” Organizers would have to approve everyone who wanted to attend, and those who got approved would receive the address two hours before the event.
Meanwhile, most of these gatherings would have been illegal under current US pandemic restrictions which may explain why the app required you to submit a profile for approval before you were allowed on.